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Visualizing Art in Your Home

      Do you have a difficulty (as I do) in imagining how the mat and frame will look in its entirety around your chosen artwork just by looking at the corners the frame shop shows you?

So many framing choices can you envision how it will look after framing?

  So many choices!  Can you imagine the final look?  This is a print of the sold original charcoal with pastel drawing Borgo degli Albizi in Florence, Italy.


     While I like the classic offset mat (slightly more mat on the bottom of the art) with a simple black or dark frame and non-glare glass for charcoal and pastel drawings, I do not have an eye for framing.  The good thing is that I know it and thus, most of the time, I trust my framers to use their taste and skills.  For the framers I know and trust, I often just drop off my art and do not even look at some of the choices they think about.

    Well, to this end, the same logic occurred to me that maybe people have a hard time envisioning how a work of art (drawing, painting, or sculpture) will look in an environment, home or garden.  

    Thus, I have been spending a lot of time these last several months buying some room mock-ups and learning how to create faux demonstration frames and finally, recently, I learned how to create shadows, at least for wall-hung objects.

Fish Lips marble back left, Gymnast marble right in elegant bathroom with dark grey stone tiles decor

Fish Lips marble (back left); Gymnast marble right, in this mock-up of a black-walled elegant bathroom, or at least a bathing room.

     "A picture is worth a thousand words."  How true.  I do worry that the mock-ups are too clean to be seen as real living spaces, but on the other hand, I think it is obvious that the goal is to help YOU envision the art in place.  And you, naturally, recognize that your home is unique and thus, you are only looking for a better idea of how the art might look installed somewhere.  

 Il Dono, the gift, is a neutral colored pastel and charcoal drawing, shown here over canopy bed in bedroom mock-up image

Il Dono (The Gift) is a lovely neutral pastel and charcoal drawing, shown here in a bedroom mock-up.  Eric, a bronze sculpture, is seen on the right.

    Also, the images give a better idea of the artwork size.  It is difficult to be precise on this when I am creating these images, but I try to be as accurate as possible.   Prints of my 2-dimensional creations can be made in a variety of sizes, so ask away if you need something in a size that you have not seen yet on my site or in either of my shops on Etsy.  

[I have two shops on Etsy, specializing in slightly different media.]

Fine art prints from drawings, pastels, and paintings:

Pensive in Bologna, a sitting man wraps arms around knees is dwarfed by Italian architecture portico

One advantage of prints is to create a size that fits your space!


    Photography, mostly available as digital downloads at prices under $10 US, often under $5.  Print for personal use.  You receive the files immediately upon payment.  Just download with the easy link provided (or see your e-mail for the link), print on material of your choice (from paper, canvas, wood, metal, pillows, mugs, tote bags, etc... as long as it is for personal use (gifts) and you are not reselling my images.
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Collection of photographs of colorful Venice, Italy Venezia Italia to economically decorate and inspire any home office

Here Venice, Italy, is the subject of home office fantasies.  These are all images you may download and print to the size and shape you want.


    Now, some more images to help you visualize my art in your home... and thank you for your interest.  Share and please comment.

~ Kelly Borsheim, artist
P.S.  See behind-the-scenes creations stuff at:

Cattails and Frog Legs bronze acquatic sculpture set in a bathroom home decor

Cattails and Frog Legs is fun in a bathroom.  Bronze.


room with a view and lots of sculpture and art in it... great finer living

Or in a boardroom with a view! Shown with Fish Lips and charcoal drawing Spotlight.

 fine dining is better with art on the wall above the table here a still life painted from live veggie models

Still life paintings enhance most dining rooms.


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2 Kommentare

  • Hi Richard,
    Thank you for your question. Some of the artwork images are shown in real homes. However, these newer ones (and all of the images shown on this page) came from room images (mock-ups) that I bought with rights to use for promotional purposes. Some of them have frames included in the images (and some of those are move-able), while I create frames and mats for others.
    Of the sculpture image at the beginning of this post, I actually added (in Photoshop), pedestals and shadows to support the stone sculptures.
    I would love to use actual residences, and even receive images of my art in my collector’s home (which I do occasionally receive from them, with permission to use), but at the moment, I am not always with all of my art to photograph it in lovely spaces.
    I apologize for the late response. I will need to learn how to be notified when someone comments on these blog posts!
    Thank you for your questions!

  • Are your art objects placed in a virtual background? Or are you using actual residences?


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